The slide into a depression did start in the mid-to-late 90s, but things didn't get bad until after Clinton's presidency. Clinton did proside over a so-called "golden era" and yes, there was a "dot-com bubble" but not everyone was benefiting from that. What
I am referring to is the beginning of the depression.
On the East coast, it started with the closing of multiple plants (in Barre, Moulden Mills and Bombardier closed and put thousands of workers out of jobs, including my father). And across Maine and New Hampshire, the closing of Mills puts many out of work as
What I am saying is that this was the beginning of the road to the depression. Bush really screwed the pooch and that's why things really escalated (in my opinion). I am sorry if my liberal foodie nonsense offends you.
"The only mild concession I'll make to your point is that the economic crisis has been brewing under the mainstream financial current for decades. People just ignored it."
This is the point I was trying to make, and it is my bad for not further clarifying this in my original post. Just so you know, I am perfectly willing to learn from your conservative mindset (I may be liberal in some respects but am open to different opinions).
And, you have educated me in the past on "conspiracy theories." I value your opinion, and your intelligence Thorstan. Perhaps I just need to spend some more time getting educated on your view points.